About this course
The Master of Public Administration degree program at Georgia College & State University seeks to enhance the quality of the public service in Georgia state and local government, the federal civil service and in nonprofit organizations world-wide by providing professional education for those involved in or planning careers in the public service. Recognizing that service to the public is a calling of the highest importance, the program is devoted to developing graduates who are effective, efficient, responsible, and humane. In keeping with Georgia Colleges liberal arts mission, the program provides students with enriched opportunities to develop critical thinking and enlightened leadership skills along with a strong general public administration education. Students are given the flexibility to choose electives that will serve their individual interests and career goals.The MPA program is offered at three different locations: in Milledgeville, in Macon at the GCSU Center for Graduate and Professional Learning, and at the Robins Graduate Center at Robins Air Force Base.
Prospective students seeking admission to the MPA program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and show promise of high quality work at the graduate level. There is no specific undergraduate course of study for admission. However, students demonstrating marginal achievement may be advised to take preparatory course work. The deadline for submitting applications for the Fall semester is August 1, the deadline for submitting applications for the Spring semester is November 1 and the deadline for Summer semester is April 1.
All application materials must be filed with the Graduate Admissions Office. These materials consist of the following: (1) the application forms; (2) official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (3) official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants need only submit scores from the GRE general test, not from a subject test.